In LA? Want to do something totally fabulous? Love the theater? Raised In Captivity, an original play, is opening May 15 at the Let Live Theater in West Hollywood! Oh.. and the set is made entirely out of paper! WHAT?! Read all about it after the jump!
Raised in Captivity is an original play written by Nicky Silver and directed by Abe Manion. The “witty, very dark comedy” opens up May 15th at the Let Live Theater in West Hollywood and runs Thursdays through Sundays for 12 performances.
The show stars T’ai Hartley, Sarah Waisman, James McGrath, Rainer Golden and Rochelle Zimmerman.
Here’s a quick synopsis of the show:
We meet Sebastian Bliss and his twin sister, Bernadette Dixon, at their mother’s funeral, after she was killed by an errant shower head. It is a reunion for the siblings, having not seen each other in years. After the funeral Bernadette can barely stop weeping, while her brother is merely irritated by what he feels is her humiliating display of emotion. We follow Sebastian to a therapy session with Dr. Hillary MacMahon, an extravagantly needy woman, who, upon hearing that Sebastian is terminating his treatment, dissolves into a morass of self-recrimination, ending with her stabbing her hand. All the while, Bernadette’s husband, Kip, responds to the funeral rather mystically, deciding to eschew his dental practice and become an artist. We follow these individuals as their lives disassemble and crumble to reveal the true depths of their humanity.
Raised in Captivity is about societal expectations and the roles we play within it. It explores what happens when we pursue our baser needs and embrace our primal instincts and desires.
Something that’s really fabulous and unique about the show is that the set is handcrafted and entirely made up of PAPER! It’s going to be like a life size POP UP BOOK! HELLO?! Amazing. I got a sneak peek at the miniature model of the set and it’s something that has never been seen before!